It looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder's chances of keeping Paul George beyond this season have gone up slightly. According to David Aldridge of TNT, George will grant the Thunder an audience this summer when he's making his final free agency decision. He is said to be impressed with the Thunder organization so far. It will be up to George and Anthony, of course, to decide what they do. But now, according to a source familiar with him, George will listen in good faith to what the Thunder have to say. The source says George has been impressed by the culture of the Thunder and how meticulous general manager Sam Presti and the organization are in building the roster and the franchise. George was impressed that the front office "had the (guts)," in the source's words, to put everything on the line in getting him, and followed it up by getting Anthony without giving up any of the team's core group. George was traded to the Thunder in June after he reportedly told the Pacers he planned to opt out of his contract after the upcoming season. Oklahoma City was willing to take a potential rental in George, knowing that he may end up choosing to leave after one season.
Paul George to give OKC chance to re-sign him; Lakers could be left in lurch
CBS Sports | Oct 2